Poetry by Chriselda Barretto

STARS

She sensed him

Though across the room


Her eyes fled open

Searching for his magnetic pull

Lost in this surreal attraction


He felt her unknown gaze

The deepest smoky black eyes

Staring at him from afar

Searching…anticipating the find


Explosions of hidden bliss

This unfelt fear, erratic and forlorn

The long awaited meeting of two souls!


Higher up in the heavens

A new star being born and risen!


A poem by Chriselda Barretto

From her book Dreams & Dew


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49 years 💜

A little bit of nostalgia 💜 accompanied with a huge heart filled message…

To my lovelies – “Mummy and Daddy” dear!

Yesterday was your 49th wedding anniversary and today marks your first day towards your gold…

You both have been through it all, mom always standing resilient and tall

Our rock of support, was, is and always will be you both

Wish you much more strength, love, commitment with every fold

I write this to you, highlighted in gratitude and affection in a font, fantastically bold!

🖤❤️💜💕💋

6 am Poetry

Forgiveness

Drops of water sliding down my hand

Lines of age running down my palm

Mingling thoughts of joy and pain

Where did they go to,

all my years, those since I was born?


Tears welling up into my eyes

The pain I caused, the hurt I initiated

Was it retaliation, ego or just my pride?


Did I seek forgiveness, or did it not matter?

For I was the king of my very own parlour!


Here we are then, at the road’s end

Shouting out loud, but nobody hears

For I am too weak to even speak!


One last sigh then, one last try…

If it’s all the strength I have in me

Hear me whisper out like a lashing sea

“Please, please forgive me…”


A poem by Chriselda Barretto

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Lockdown Blues

It used to be called the summer blues

Now though, it’s those lockdown blues

Caught up in these four walls

Memories captivated in just a few scrolls!


Love, passion, pain and boredom

Mingled emotions running high in random

Discoveries made with every secret revealed

Eyes opened, outside all being closed!


You were my lockdown love

Passing our time with every line

Chats on free, images to a pixelated fine

Churning thoughts to a crescendo, all mine!


Oh! Bring back those days and those bright nights

To turn on these dulled out,

“back to normal” lights!


A poem by Chriselda Barretto

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Our Dance

Dance with me in the moonlight

Take my hand

Curve my spine with your hand a-slight!

Swirl on the beats

Gently but strong following the feet

Maintain the lines

Forming a whole is what you seek!

Lengthen the step

More complex it will get

Free the spirit

Unleash your regret!

Take this dance further up

See those eyes around you stare

Awe and spellbound, will they dare?

One step to the next

Clear the way, this is a concept

To lead so they follow

Into the depths so hollow!


A poem by Chriselda Barretto

From her book – Must Love Poetry

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Truth, it be told!

Learned was that race, the blessed

Consciousness teaching on a miniscule

Awaiting sunrise and sunset to prove!

Then they came, they saw and conquered

Kings of emptiness, thinking they be matured.

Far from it, further from the skies above

Digging deeper into their materialistic encode.

Truth, it will now emerge

Engrained in every sand of earth

Blossoms of hope round the corner

Wait for it, it will divinely devour!


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Sleepy Head

Lying down in bed
across my open window.


The light of the moon beside
hazy and dark outside.

Wavy figures moving to and fro
Sinewy, long, always on the go!

Rustle of the leaves I hear
sway them the branches near
from the gentle wind that gushes.
An occasional bark or meow
distantly far, but my ear it reaches.

There it is again
hiding in the shadows
dancing in between light and harrow.

A figment of my imagination…
care not, for slumber I follow
my head gently hits the pillow!

© Chriselda Barretto

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From her book – Dreams and Dew

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Sheltered Aura

Fight with your heart and mind

Worth it… don’t think it’s kind

Ask me then my opinion

As crazy as it seem to share to millions!

Bring out your love and deeds

Surface of reflection be your heart

Start another race, right on the mark!

Each being create this sheltered aura

Lighten up those positive fires!



A poem by Chriselda Barretto

From her book – “Must Love Poetry

That night – A snippet…

Him

He gently moved the strand of golden-brown hair

off her forlorn eyes,

intense was his search

as he gazed upon her

whispering: “Let me in, take me to that secret place.”

Her

She didn’t resist, how could she?

He was here now, next to her

after all these lonely years!

She always regretted what had happened

that cold, winter’s night in May.

She remembered him coming into their cottage,

taking off his boots with a thud.

Her body shivered from the echo of the loud bang

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By Chriselda Barretto

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